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Last trip to the Columbus Zoo

Those of you who know me know my love for the zoo, especially my primates. I was adamant that we had to make a trip to the zoo before we flew across the world. 110 more words


No New Animal Lab

This past Saturday, I joined several hundred demonstrators at the University of Washington for the March on UW. We were protesting a proposed animal testing facility that, if built, would see a 30% increase in the number of animals tortured and killed at the university. 281 more words


Even Monkeys Know that Same Amount of Work Should Pay the Same Reward

This is a really intersting TED lecture from pirmatologist and ethologist Frans De Waal (pictured above) that studies primate behavior. De Waal is  especially interested in understanding the origins of morality, empathy, and similar emotions prevalent in species of higher order. 63 more words

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Chimps (Nearly) Awarded Human Rights

In a landmark ruling, two chimpanzees, imprisoned and abused for research, were temporarily granted legal ‘personhood’ status for the first time. The Nonhuman Rights Project… 357 more words

Animal rights group cheers 'big step forward' as New York judge grants legal rights to research chimps

A New York judge has granted two chimpanzees a writ of habeas corpus, giving them the right to a day in court — under a law that only applies to people. 418 more words


Sally and the Grackle

Sally is a squat, solid chimp with a perpetually grumpy expression on her face.  She lives in one of our larger groups, and though she still seems to spend time with her mother and her mother’s longtime best girlfriend, she does not socialize as much as the other girls.   1,596 more words


Because "Siri" Would Someday Already Be Taken

My daughter, whom we call “Sludge Junky” for short
And “Amazing Worshiper of Coffee” for sport,
Is barely a monkey by most definitions… 19 more words